De La Soul have dropped a free, sort-of new album via BitTorrent: “Smell the Da.I.S.Y.,” a tribute to J. Dilla.
You might remember De La Soul from such late-period technological fiascos as the time they gave away their catalog—in which the group downloaded their own albums from Russian pirate sites (rather than ripping them straight from the masters) and proceeded to distribute them with great inefficiency. (They are also known for being incredible artists who’ve made some of the best rap music in the history of making rap music. Personally, I recommend Buhloone Mindstate as the best point of entry. It might be worth it to just pay for it, though.)